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Physics for Engineers II
|A1-1||The Wonder Wheel |
Windmill created from spare parts attached to a homemade generator which produces a voltage via wind power. Blades created from balsa wood, frame from spare wood, generator from particle board, copper, and four magnets
|A1-2||EPIC FAILSAUCE GENERATOR |
We designed a windmill generator to try and generate enough electricity to power a small light bulb. We used 2 parallel plates one that spun the magnets and one that kept the coils stagnant in order to charge the coils and pass the current and voltage through them. The magnets are being spun by the wind that causes our blades to spin and the blades are connected to the plate that has the magnet . . .
Our device conducts electricity through the vertical motion of a magnet pulled up and down between several coils of magnetic wire. To achieve this, we built a dual scoop wind catching turbine which rotates about a horizontal axis. At one end of the wind catching scoops we have rod which has a circular disc with a string attached to a nail near the edge of the disk. This rotational motion of the . . .
|A1-4||Yogurt Slinger |
Our team was successful in a sense of completion and structure design. We did not generate as much power as we would have liked, but did adhere to all pre-determined requirements. As a team, we built a free-standing windmill. The windmill’s blades, which would capture and utilize wind to create energy, worked flawlessly and were quite efficient. The turbine, in which the blades were attached . . .
|A1-5||Flux Capacitor |
It's a windmill. It spins crazy fast when wind blows the fan, and lights up a super bright laser bulb.
|A1-6||Wind Mullet, business in the front party in the back |
We incorporated copper coiling, wood, nails, magnets, and bearings.
|A1-7||Charge It |
As a group, we had to put our heads together to design and build a windmill that will generate electricity. For our windmill, we designed a vertical design. Attached to the bottom of the vertical design is a magnet that will spin as the device spins. The magnet along with magnetic coils are put together within a pvc pipe end. As the magnet's opposing poles spin within the magnetic wire coils an el . . .
|A1-8||Our Christmahanakwanzika Windmill |
As a group we designed a wind powered generator that produces an electric current measured in volts. In this project we used over 400 ft. of copper wire which wraps around an enclosed magnet, creating an induced current.
|A1-9||Team TTAS (Tyler, Travis, Andrew, Stephen) Windmill |
The device is a simple AC (alternating current) generator that is propelled by wind energy to create electricity. The device is constructed from items available at a local hardware store for less than $40. When propelled by wind a magnetic field creates an alternating current within the surrounding copper conductor.
|A2-1||Size Doesn't Matter |
Our project, appropriately named “Size Doesn’t Matter”, is a homemade wind turbine that successfully converts wind energy to electricity through the creation of a magnetic field. Our device reached a max voltage of 2.9 volts, plenty to light the small light bulb. Our windmill is made of very simple, cheap materials – we actually ended up $10 under budget. Throughout the duration of the des . . .
|A2-2||The Hit or Miss |
Our design is just a simple horizontal pin windmil. We have ten magnets distributed over a small piece of cardboard that rotates around the pin inside a piece of PVC pipe that has 800 ft. of copper coil wrapped around it. The wind is supposed to blow and turn the propeller that then spins the magnets which creates an electric field with the copper wire lighting the bulb.
|A2-3||Hope it Works!!!!! |
The wind from the fan is filtered into the cups which turns the wooden stick through the box. The magnets are attached to the stick, which then turn inside of the coils. The coils break the magnetic field which causes electricity to be generated.
|A2-4||Wind It Up |
Our device has 5 copper coils connected together within the walls of a PVC pipe. A fan with magnets attached to it is running through the center of the fan. Once the fan is turned by wind the kinetic energy is is turned into electricity by the magnets and wire.
|A2-5||Kiffin Lighthouse |
We built a windmill. The windmill generates mechanical energy produced by the wind into electrical energy. The way it does it is that as the air blows through the wind mill and the windmill in turn rotates the magnets which create a flux current within the wrapped copperwire. The generator forces electrical charges to flow through an electrical circuit. This generates a current and produces electr . . .
|A2-6||Product of China |
The prop will be connected to a rod which will run horizontal through the entirety of the device. The coil of insulated wire are to be used; these coils will remain stationary by different supports,connected to the turning rod there will be the set of magnets, giving us more magnetism and therefore giving us a greater electric field.
Our windmill is a simple design using easy to find materials. We used the blades out of an old box fan and connected it to our generator with a wooden dowel and two nails. Our generator is made of four magnets, copper wire, and cardboard. Some of the other materials we used are wood, PVC pipe, and duct tape. Our design is very cost effective and works like a champ.
|A2-8||PVC Windmill |
This is a windmill that generates electricity by taking the kinetic energy of the air and converting that into rotational kinetic energy of the blades while spinning a magnet disk. This magnet disk produces an electrical current with electrical energy that dissipates into light and heat.
|B1-1||Dim Light Shining Bright |
Our design was very simple, consisting only of the fan and the electrical components. No support or frame for the generator was constructed. The blades of the device were made from plastic notebook covers, and bent into a suitable shape. Plexiglass was used to form a housing for the electrical components. We wound copper coil around the plexiglass frame, inside of which were the magnets. The magne . . .
|B1-2||The Blade Runner |
The The Blade Runner device is a wind turbine with a stationary armature. IT generates alternating current by rotating magnets producing an magnetic field around a stationary armature constructed with enamel copper wire.
|B1-3||Hurricane Detector |
Our final device consists of a vertical propeller connected to a horizontal shaft, four coils, and eight magnets with alternating poles and one bearing. The propellers are 60 degrees apart from each other and approximately 2.5 inches long. They are attached to a rod which is fixed to the plate on which the magnets are located. This plate has four evenly spaced alternating pole magnets on each s . . .
|B1-4||Tower of Power |
The Tower of Power is a horizontal axis generator. Are generator is unique because of its duel rotor design and rockin' UT paint job. The generator produces upwards of 18 volts.
|B1-6|| B.A.D.J.R. the Awesome Windmill Generator |
B.A.D.J.R. is a horizontal axle, windmill generator. Basically, B.A.D.J.R generates electricity to light up a 1.5 Volt light bulb. To make the generator, we used a scrap piece from a cardboard box for our structure or frame and stuck our axle through the middle of the cardboard box. From here the magnets were magnetically attached to the axle, and the coils were wound around our structure and the . . .
|B1-7||GO GREEN |
Standard generator with pvc pipe housing wrapped in enamel coated copper wire, 4 magnets combined to make a super magnet rotating inside of it, and wooden blades. We drilled holes in our pvc pipe thinking that might cause less interference of the pvc housing.
|B1-8||Team Awesome!!! |
Our device harvests wind energy provided by a box fan to produce enough voltage to illuminate a provided light bulb. To create the needed electricity the generator has fan blades, which turn a central shaft. Magnets are attached perpendicularly to this central shaft. The magnets spin inside of a wire coil.
|B2-1||Windmill Extravaganza 3000 |
The Windmill Extravaganza 3000, patent pending, is a small size windmill that lights up an LED light bulb. It all starts with one source: the wind. Wind flow towards our windmill, turning our windmill, and turning the shaft that goes into the generator. The generator is made up of four long magnet and four dime-sized magnets magnets inside a cardboard box with tightly coiled copper wires around it . . .
|B2-2||The wooden windmill |
Our windmill generator uses two large coils of 34 gauge copper wire and a spinning cylindrical neodymium magnet to generate electricity. The blades use drag instead of lift to spin the magnet. The cylindrical magnet spins within the coils passing a magnetic field through the copper wire, which causes electric current to flow through it.
|B2-3||Dust in the Wind |
Our device is a windmill generator that attempts to light a small bulb by moving a magnet through an electric field. The electric current travels through the coils and into the bulb, lighting it.
|B2-4||The light in the Sky |
We built a windmill generator using wood, magnets, 32 gauge wire, ball bearings, styrofoam, and aluminum blades. The blades turn a wooden rod with magnets connected to it. The magnets are surrounded by copper wire, which catches the magnetic field and outputs electricity.
|B2-5||The Pinwheel |
The spinning pinwheel rotates the magnets that are inside the copper wire coil.
|B2-6||Team Volunteers |
We made a plexiglass box with magnets in the middle, then we attached a rod through the box with a fan attached to it. We had the wire wrapped around the box.
|B2-7||Powdered Powered |
Fan blade that spins on a axle with magnets in between copper coils.
Our goal for this project was to build a windmill that can generate enough voltage to operate a light bulb. The project consists of every day material including a magnet, wood for the structure, copper wire and a fan. With this material we constructed a windmill that has enough speed to create an electric current through the copper wires to operate the light bulb.